At IBC 2019, Voice Technologies was showing their new VT500X Extreme lapel microphone that can be completely submerged for hours and hours without any damage to the microphone.
Now, why would anyone want to record audio underwater with a lapel microphone? Well, they wouldn’t, but the whole concept is that you have a microphone that can be used in extreme situations where water can be a factor.
For instance, if you are working on boats, extreme adventure shows, or a reality TV shows where your talent suddenly jumps into the water without any warning, you need an audio solution that will keep on ticking.
The VT500X eXtreme provides protection against water and is IPX-8 certified (1m underwater for 24 hours). Besides the maximum capsule protection it has a reinforced cable that protects the microphone against sweat, cuts and tearing.
Now, you need to be aware that the Voice Technologies lapel needs to be used with a compatible waterproof recording or transmission device, such as a Lectrosonics WM Watertight Wireless Microphone Transmitter.
► Colors: Beige and Black
► Generating Element: Omni (Sensitivity: -59dB capsule, VT500X ≈ -20dB)
► IPX-8 certificated = 1 m underwater for 24 hours
► resistant cable
Application area: Theatre/Film – Broadcast – Industrial applications
Price & Availability
The lapel microphone is now available to order for $389 USD.
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